Category: Labor

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Review of The Wobblies in their Heyday:  The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era, by Eric Chester

Diane Krauthamer: Walmart Workers Ramp Up Protests for Black Friday

Walmart retail workers in Southern California held the first sit-down strike in the company’s history

David Seligman: Corporate America’s Oily Trick

How big business uses “yellow-dog contracts” to crush basic rights

Various Contributors: NUMSA’s Expulsion from COSATU

Statement by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

Alena Samuels: The Little Union That Could

National Nurses United are gaining strength as other organizations around the country lose clout

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Steve Early: Picketing, Not Partnering, in Honolulu

The contradictions of Hawaii’s healthcare system and the struggles of its workers

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Carl Finamore: Rosie the Riveter Doesn’t Do Red Carpets

She Pickets SF Luxury Hotel

Alan Nasser: The Case Against Labor-Market Individualism

The Prisoner’s Dilemma And the Indispensability of Organized Labor

Marcello Musto: Labor’s Battle Against Exploitation By Capital, 150 Years Ago

On September 28, 1864, the International Working Men’s Association was founded in London. It became the prototype of all organizations of the Labor movement, which both reformists and revolutionaries subsequently took to be their point of reference.

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Alexandra Bradbury: Alarming Trends in Package Delivery

Their employer is the U.S. Postal Service, but a few unlucky Bay Area letter carriers were hired only to find out their job is actually delivering groceries for Amazon…

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